The Insider reports:
Donald Trump worried that “dangerous” fruits could be flung at him by protesters, according to newly-released excerpts from his sworn deposition for an upcoming trial in New York. “It’s very dangerous stuff,” Trump said in the deposition, invoking a fruit-basket worth of potential projectiles, including tomatoes, pineapples, and, perplexingly, bananas. “You can get killed with those things,” he said.
Trump expressed his concerns while under oath in October for a lawsuit that alleges he sicced his security on protesters outside Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign. He was being asked about his past statements condoning violence at rallies, including one in 2016 when he told supporters that if anyone threw a tomato at him, they should “knock the crap out of them,” and he’d pay the legal fees.
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Trump said his security was directed to ‘get aggressive’ at rallies “to stop somebody from throwing pineapples, tomatoes, bananas, stuff like that, yeah, it’s dangerous stuff.”
— Laura Italiano (@Italiano_Laura) April 27, 2022
In which former President Trump swears under oath that “tomatoes are bad, by the way,” can kill, and a plaintiff lawyer makes sure to get on the record that they’re a fruit. pic.twitter.com/agKMkWBu79
— Molly Crane-Newman (@molcranenewman) April 27, 2022
The man in the oversized suit
Spoke in fear about dangerous fruit:
“What if some felon
Chucks kumquats at my melon
And reveals I’m not so hirsute…” https://t.co/SpPB7FM0OJ
— Doug Saunders (@DougSaunders) April 27, 2022